Why some people will say no to the H1N1 vaccine
Although reports from the state health department indicate that the most recent wave of H1N1-related illnesses may be cresting, no one knows for certain when the H1N1 vaccine will be produced in sufficient quantities to be available to most people. But when it finally does arrive, a recent McClatchy-Ipsos poll suggests, many Americans won't take advantage of the vaccine.
The poll found that 47 percent of Americans reported they weren't "at all likely" or weren't "very likely" to get vaccinated.
Doug Schultz, a spokesperson for the Minnesota Department of Health, says that number's a little higher than some of the poll numbers he's seen, which suggest that 30 to 40 percent of people will say "no thank you" to the H1 N1 vaccine. But he noted that these kinds of polls are often hard to interpret for a variety of reasons, and that it's difficult to predict public demand for a vaccine.
"It really depends on a lot of things: how they perceive the supply, if they perceive that there's going to be a lot of disease or not, and how they perceive their risk," Schultz explained.
"Why some people will say no to the H1N1 vaccine"
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